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Are you talking about sfc /scannow?
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yes
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If sfc is already asking for some files, then this is a part of your problem.
You need Windows CD. You can borrow one, but it must be very same XP version, as you have.
In any case, everyone needs Windows CD sooner, or later.
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i think i have it somewhere i will look but thank you for al the help when I get the cd installed I will let u know what happens
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You're very welcome :)
Finding that CD, and running sfc would be a priority in your case.
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ok found my recovery disk but it wont run because the pci.sys failed
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You can't run sfc with Recovery CD. You need Windows CD.
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HOW TO WORK AROUND THIS
Windows Protection Files are usually stored in:C:WINDOWS/System32/Dllcache
C: in most cases is the root drive...yours may be different...

The dllcache folder is extremely important so Windows XP hides it from you...

click on... My Computer ... Tools .. Folder Options ... View ...
uncheck.... Hide protected operating system files....

There is normally no need for the original XP CD to be inserted as your computer has a copy it can get hold of in this cache.

if the Dllcache folder or part of it has become corrupted then you will be prompted for the XP CD ... so your computer can get a clean copy...

not ALL installations of Windows XP have ALL the system files cached into this folder... You may only have around 25-50MB of files in this folder under Windows XP depending on the settings in the registry.
note ...mine has 433MB in it

HOW TO WORK AROUND THIS
borrow a friend or coworkers retail copy of xp...it has to be the same version that you have installed... either home or pro ..or have them put a copy of the I386 folder on a cd for you ...then proceed to Step 1

As well as having a cache of all the system files on your PC, you should have the I386 folder from the XP CD installed on your hard drive. After doing this, it is quite simple to modify the registry to tell it the source path for these files.

This prevents 99% of requests for the the XP CD with Windows File Protection and the I386 folder also contains many other files that are sometimes needed by the operating system and this stops those requests for the XP CD...

HOW TO PUT I386 ON YOUR ROOT DRIVE:
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Nice reminder :)
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ok so I got the computer back to factory settings now i have a TON of issues first off I cant get on tthe internet wireless it say that windows was unable to find a certificate to log u on to the network and guess what NO SOUND i am beginning to think its my sound card lol I also can not find the drivers for my mass storage controller this all stinks HELP ME PLEAZZZZZZZZ
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Did you reinstall motherboard's drivers?
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